2018 Leaf Collection Schedule

Public Works

The Public Works Department is located behind the Township Municipal Office at 1499 Spring Garden Drive. The department consists of a Director, seven skilled laborers/operators including a mechanic and three Municipal Authority employees. The Department is responsible for approximately 50 miles of roadway which involves snow removal, leaf collection, patching and paving, shoulder maintenance and repair, street sweeping, sign replacement, traffic lights, line painting, storm sewers, seven recreational facilities and baseball fields.The Public Works Department also does maintenance repair work on its own equipment and police department vehicles.


The Department operates a dumpster detail. This permits Township residents to dispose of appliances and unwanted items on the first Saturday of every month unless it is on a holiday weekend. Dumpsters for large bulky items are available to Township residents the first Saturday of each month, from 8:00 A.M. Noon. The dumpsters are located at the Public Works shed at 820 Oberlin Road, next to the old fire station.  Please note that on holiday weekends, the dumpster schedule will be moved to the second Saturday of the month.

Items not acceptable for disposal in the dumpsters include

  • Appliances that contain freon, unless certified that the remaining freon has been removed

  • Paint cans, unless the paint is dried up

  • Electronics (this includes televisions, computers, monitors, microwaves, etc.).  Please see the Waste/Recycling tab for information relative to electronic recycling.

  • Tires

  • Batteries

  • Woody waste

  • Oil drums

  • Used oil

  • Car batteries

Permits for the dumpster can be be purchased at the Township Administrative Building during normal office hours (Mondy thru Friday, 8 AM - 4 PM) or directly at the dumpster during its operating hours. Fees are $10.00 per car trunk load, and $35.00 per truck load (a pick-up truck is the largest truck permitted). In addition, tires may be disposed of for a charge of $3.00 per tire.


January 6

February 3

March 3

April 7

May 5

June 2

July 7

August 4

*September 8 (second Saturday due to the holiday weekend)

October 6

November 3

December 1



Lester Lanman, Director of Public Works
Jeffrey Ash

Jeffrey Fultz

Edward Finsterbush Jr.

Chad Huggins
Charles Kline

John Lewis

Rodger Mason, Jr.

Paul Potts

Stephen Severin

Louis Yeich


October 22

7 PM

Municipal Authority Mtg.

October 24

7 PM

Zoning Hearing Board Mtg.

October 25

7 PM Planning Commission Mtg. -- CANCELLED

October 25

6 PM - 8 PM

"Trick-or-Treat" in Lower Swatara Township

October 30

6:15 P.M.

Special Joint Meeting of Board of Commissioners and

Municipal Authority regarding MS4  

November 1

6 PM at the Lower Swatara Fire Hall

Community Meeting by D&H Distributing Co. re:

Conceptual Plan for Jednota Property

***Please note that this posting is for informational purposes only, and

does not indicate endorsement by the Board of Commissioners

November 7

6:15 P.M.

Special Meeting to review preliminary draft of 2019 budget

November 7

7 PM

Board of Commissioners Workshop Mtg. 






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